The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, launched the program in 2016 on 'Strengthening Capacity of Government, Local Humanitarian Organizations and the Private Sector on Preparedness for Emergency Response' in six Asian countries: Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. Each country has completed a sample baseline survey of selected at-risk geographical areas with the goal of investigating the current context and engagement of government entities, the private sector, local NGOs / civil s
Dr. S. Amalanathan, Director General of Disaster Management Centre explaining the objectives of the workshop.
Participants from police to port authorities pondered on new sector-based disaster management plans.
Study tour of the delegation from Government of Sri Lanka to Quezon city DRM council in Philippines.
The Asian Preparedness Partnership network implemented by Asian Disaster Preparedness Center works towards enhancing south-south learning and cooperation in South and South-East Asia. The South-South learning facility established through this collaborative partnership provides an exceptional opportunity to document, learn and build on the expertise available in the region and promote intercountry knowledge and experience sharing events for disaster resilience.
Mr. Chandrarathna Vithanage, Senior Assistant Secretary General of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce delivering the keynote for business resilience training.
Visit to PDRF Emergency Operation Centre in Clark city by Sri Lankan delegates.
Mr. Hans Guttman meets the Chairman of NDMA Pakistan, Lieutenant General Omar Mahmood Hayat
One of the foremost activities implemented under the program was to undertake Baseline Assessment studies to map out the current status of the humanitarian ecosystem for managing disasters at the institutional, organizational and operational levels. The assessment studies have been carried out in all program countries to assess capacities, systems, and inter-agency coordination mechanisms of key stakeholders- Governments, International NGOs, local humanitarian organisations, academic institutions and civil society organizations working in disaster preparedness and emergency response.
The Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004 claimed nearly 30,000 lives in Sri Lanka. Since that catastrophe, numerous initiatives have been taken up to raise awareness amongst the public in addition to policy level institutionalizations. The Disaster Management Center (DMC), the government focal agency of the Sri Lanka Preparedness Partnership (SLPP), requested SLPP support to develop a process document on reaching safety from tsunami targeting the World Tsunami Awareness Day on 5th November 2017.
The Disaster Management Centre (DMC), Sri Lanka as part of Sri Lanka Preparedness Partnership (SLPP) under Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP) organized 5-day Training of Trainers on enhancing risk assessment capacities of Government officers for an effective emergency response. 30 participants representing District Disaster Management Coordinating Units, Meteorology department, National Building Research Organization and National Disaster Relief Services Center of Sri Lanka came together from scientific and disaster management organizations for building skills in GIS application.